|Overview - Nehemiah 5|
|1||The Jews complain of their debt, mortgage, and bondage.|
|6||Nehemiah rebukes the usurers, and causes them to make a covenant of restitution.|
|14||He forbears his own allowance, and keeps hospitality.|
Nehemiah 5:11 (King James Version)
Restore, I pray you, to them, even this day, their lands, their vineyards, their oliveyards, and their houses, also the hundredth part of the money, and of the corn, the wine, and the oil, that ye exact of them.
- Leviticus 6:4 Leviticus 6:5 ; 1 Samuel 12:3 ; 2 Samuel 12:6 ; Isaiah 58:6 ; Luke 3:8
- their lands
- Nehemiah 5:3 Nehemiah 5:4
- the hundredth
- This was probably the rate of interest which they obliged their poor debtors to pay each month, which would amount to about 12 per cent. Another author states that this is the lowest rate of interest in Syria: the usual rate is 20; and it is sometimes as high as 30 per cent.